Who I Am

photographer. daydreamer. cat lover.
Ithaca_photographer
Hi there! My name is Nellie and I like shooting people!

With a camera, that is.

I have always been fascinated with capturing places and people. A photography course back in college gave me the knowledge base to explore that interest further and I have not put the camera down since.

I was born and raised in Bulgaria, and settled to the upstate New York area when I moved to the States a few years back. I find that Ithaca and its residents have a certain ‘European’ vibe that resonates with my background and has made me feel welcomed and at home. I am a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady and at the cost of great personal restrain have managed to keep my fuzzy family to only 2, in case you were wondering. They’re called (wait for it….)….Bacon and Eggs. That got a chuckle, didn’t it? When I’m not busy giving my pets silly names I do my best to travel, read, eat good food and buy unpractical but pretty shoes  as much as possible.

In my work, I try  to not just photograph faces and moments, but also capture the subject’s essence, relay an emotion and connect with the viewer. The intimate connection created in the process feeds my creative energy and keeps me going. I am a professional photographer specializing  in couples, engagement, seniors, boudoir, pinup, modeling portfolio and headshots photography. Check out the What I Do section of this website for more details.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy looking through my photography as much as I have enjoyed doing it!                                                       sig2